Future Exhibition

Dual Roles

Peggy Levison Nolan, Untitled (stickers), 2010, C-print, 16 × 20 in

June 8 - August 19, 2018

I have seven kids. I was very busy and never thought about much. When my youngest was about three, my dad gave me an old Nikon [camera] and said, ‘Make pictures of the grandchildren.’ And I got hooked. I got so hooked
I can’t even describe it to you.
One roll of film got me.
— Peggy Nolan

How can we change the perception that having kids is career impediment? Also, how can we relate to the intriguing worlds of small people and how they see the world in their formative years? Dual Roles captures the South Florida artist community, where artists bring their kids to openings, run spaces, and start initiatives. Summer is also a hectic time for booking field trips at most major cultural institutions when school lets out. In preparing for a family-friendly exhibition, we turn to artist parents to discuss the layers of their lives as cultural producers. Andrew Simonet recently pointed out in a Creative Capital online course that, “We live in a culture that’s not very good at supporting artists and we also live in a culture that’s not very good at supporting parents.” This duality he describes shapes the livelihoods of artists, forcing them to fracture themselves and make sacrifices. Dual Roles focuses on artists who are communal in their process and bring family into the fold of their individual and collective practices.

Participating Artists:

Alissa Alfonso
Leah Brown
Jen Clay
Clifton Childree
Francie Bishop Good
Jeila Gueramian
Rhonda Mitrani
Aurora Molina
Michelle Murphy
Peggy Nolan
Leyden Rodriguez
Karen Rifas
Carrie Sieh
Mindy Shrago
Peter Symons
Frances Trombly

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a Field Trip/Group Tour

Dual Roles is supported in part by a grant from Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc.